One year later
Luke parked in the driveway of my house. I chewed on my lip nervously as my knee bounced on the carpet of Luke's car. I went back home one week after the take down of SOPRANO, but only for Malia. I was overwhelmed with questions by my parents. Threatened with false accusations and more importantly, told that I was grounded.
I was grounded for the rest of summer and so forth. It was a very boring summer and was only allowed to bring Aurora over. I told her everything about what happened with Luke and the mafia. She told me about how Alex was now dating the red head, but I no longer cared for him.
Once I was off grounding terms, I spent almost every minute with Luke at his headquarters. I realized that a lot has changed. The Hemmings were now one of the most powerful families, next to Granati. Luke's empire had spread all across America and he was now one of the most powerful and feared man. The LA warehouse was now housing any one of Luke's associates that needed a home. As for Luke, well he bought a house in Hollywood. It sat on a hill that overlooked the entire city of Los Angeles.
Luke's thumb rubbed circles on my hand. He gave me an encouraging smile. I looked down at his hand and my eyes drifted to his ring. The silver band that had the word 'igetis' written on the inside. Luke's arms were decorated with tattoos, as always. New designs were now placed here and there.
"Everything is going to be okay," he said.
I smiled, "I'm just a bit nervous at what they'll say."
"Darling, you're more worried than I am," He chuckled.
I sighed, "Let's get this over with so we can go back." I opened the door and slipped out. I felt Luke's hand on the small of my back as I walked up the steps to my parent's home. I pulled out my spare key and unlocked the door before opening it. "Mom, dad," I called and pulled Luke inside.
"Hazel?" I heard Mom say from the kitchen. Together, she and my father hurried out of the kitchen. "Hazel we were so worried about yo-" My mother stopped when she saw Luke.
"Hazel who is this?" My father asked.
"Mom, dad," I began and intertwined my hand with Luke's. "This is my boyfriend."
"Hello, Mr. and Mrs Blackwood, it's a pleasure to finally meet you." he smiled. "I'm Luke Hemmings."